Sermon Bible Study Guides

1 Corinthians 15:1-11 - March 16th 2018

Of First Importance

Read 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

  1. What does Paul want to remind his readers of? Why does he want to do that?
  2. What does he consider of first importance?
    1. What are the components of this message that he delievers?
  3. Why is the appearance of Jesus to so many people so important?
  4. Why is it important that Jesus appeared to Paul himself?
    1. Why does Paul consider himself unworthy to be called an apostle?
    2. Despite this, why is he an apostle?
  5. How had Paul responded to God’s grace in his life?
  6. Has that made a difference in his ministry versus the other apostles? What has been the purpose of all their ministries?


  1. Why do the Corinthians need to remember that the gospel is of first importance? How should this inform the conflicts in the Corinthian church?
  2. Why do they need to be reminded that Paul and the other apostles are all qualified to teach this gospel? How should this inform the way they relate to each other in the church?
  3. How should we think about our own unity as a church? What is it centered on?
  4. Paul speaks a lot about the resurrection. What importance do you give to the resurrection in your daily Christian life?
  5. How do you respond to the grace of God in your life? How do you respond when you feel undeserving of it?
in Mark

Mark 6:1-13 - December 29th 2017

Honor the Prophet


Read Mark 6:1-6

  1. Where did Jesus go and what astonished the people?
  2. What did they expect?
  3. What astonished Jesus and what effect did it have?
  4. What did Jesus spend his time doing?


Read Mark 6:7-13

  1. What does Jesus send the twelve to do?
  2. What does it mean Jesus gave them authority?
  3. What instructions does he give his apostles and why?
  4. What was their message and mission?



  1. What do we learn about Jesus in this passage?
  2. What do these passages teach us about rejecting Jesus (or those who go in his name)?
    1. What should we expect?
    2. How should we respond?
    3. What warning is there for us?
  3. Compare and contrast the mission that Jesus has given to the Church/the Apostles in this passage.
    1. What authority has Jesus given us?
    2. What are we called to do?